Thursday, 10 June 2010

Step into the kitchen ...

... because it smells a bit sheepish in the rest of the house.
Dunk and I dropped M at her raft building yesterday afternoon at South Cerney Outdoor and drove on down to the lovely village of Leighterton to call on a lovely lady called Jennifer, who's neighbour has a small organic farm, and picked up this wonderful organic Dorset fleece. It is straight off the sheep (and I know we should have snapped a photo of them while we were there) so this afternoon it has gone in a tub of hot water, the first of several I expect. Though it was surprisingly clean there is a definite sheepy scent to the house at the moment. I will add progress posts over the next day or so as this is the first time I have processed a fleece from scratch and it will be a steep learning curve.

4 comments:

  1. Although, let's face it. If I did have it, I would look at it and imagine all the things I could make with it, and never actually get around to doing any of them. You, on the other hand, will do nice fluffy things, and I can say,"My friend Martine, who spins and felts and dyes..."

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  2. That way the first photo looks, it almost looks like the sheep is still in it!

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  3. you all think this is great but it's actually a pain as i can't take a shower now because the bath is full of sheep!!!

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